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Research Interests

Economic Theory, Networks.


Sanjeev Goyal is a pioneer and leading international scholar in the study of social and economic networks. His book, `Connections: an introduction to the economics of networks`, was published in 2007 by Princeton University Press. A Chinese translation appeared in 2010.

Sanjeev Goyal is a Fellow of the British Academy and a Fellow of the Econometric Society. He was the Founding Director of the Cambridge-INET Institute (2012-2014) and Chair of the Economics Faculty (2014-2018).

Selected Publications

Published Papers

Ductor, L., Goyal, S. and Prummer, A. Gender and Collaboration, Review of Economics and Statistics, forthcoming (2021)
Dziubinski, M., Goyal, S. and Minarsch, D. E. N. The Strategy of Conquest, Journal of Economic Theory (2021), vol 191, no. 105161
Galeotti, A., Golub, B. and Goyal, S. Targeting Interventions in Networks, Econometrica (2020), vol 88, no. 6, pp. 2445–2471
Goyal, S., Hernández, P., Martínez-Cánovasz, G., Moisan, F., Muñoz-Herrera, M. and Sánchez, A. Integration and Diversity, Experimental Economics (2020), vol 4, pp. 387-413
Gagnon, J. and Goyal, S. Networks, Markets and Inequality, American Economic Review (2017), vol 107(1), pp. 1-30

Cambridge Working Papers in Economics

Ductor, L., Goyal, S., van der Leij, M. and Paez, G. N. On the Influence of Top Journals, (2020) CWPE2029
Choi, S., Goyal, S. and Moisan, F. Brokerage, (2020) CWPE2005
Choi, S., Goyal, S. and Moisan, F. Connectors and Influencers, (2019) CWPE1935
Ductor, L, Goyal, S. and Prummer, A. Gender & Collaboration, (2018) CWPE1820
Dasgupta, P. and Goyal, S. Narrow Identities, (2016) CWPE1653

Recent Activities

Wesley Clair Mitchell Visiting Professor at Columbia University, Spring 2020.

Goh Keng Swee Visiting Chair, National University of Singapore. 2019.

Ganshof van der Meersch lecture, Institute for European Studies. 2018. [video link]

Distinguished Lecture, MIT Institute for Data, Systems, and Society. 2018. [video link]

Paul Kleindorfer Lecture, Society of Economic Design, York. 2017.

Public Lecture, Oxford Mathematical Institute. 2017. [video link]

Research Grants

Bridging The Gap From Individual Behaviour To The Socio-Technical Man (IBSEN) (Horizon 2020, Future & Emerging Technologies (FET))
Complexity-Net: Resilience And Interaction Of Networks In Ecology And Economics (Resinee) (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC))
Research Seminars: Seminars On Networks (Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC))
Influencing The Influencers: A Theory Of Strategic Diffusion (Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC))

Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET)

The Cambridge-INET Institute
Coordinator for Networks, Crowds and Markets Research Theme

Keynes Fund Sponsored Projects

Goyal, S., Experiments on Financial Networks (JHLB)
Goyal, S., Experiments on 'Networked Markets' (JHLR)
Goyal, S., Efficiency and Inequality in a Network Economy (JHOS)
Goyal, S., Social Learning and Fake News (JHUM)


Part IIB Paper 4 - Economic Theory and Analysis - Networks
MPhil S150 - Economics of Networks
Phd11 - Applied Microeonomic Theory

PhD Students


Jörg Kalbfuss
PhD Title: Socio-Economic Stratification & Conflict
Research: Industrial Organization, Network Economics
Yu Yang Tony To
PhD Title:


Felix Mylius
PhD Title:
Research: Search; Matching; Networked Markets

Professor Sanjeev Goyal

Professor of Economics

Research Group:
Microeconomic Theory

CV: Curriculum Vitae

Contact Details
Room: 47
Office Hours: Wednesday 5.15-6.16pm
College: Fellow of Christ's College